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    October 18, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: J. Cole, Avenged Sevenfold, John Fogerty, etc.

    J. Cole Reliant Arena, October 18 Perhaps it's the diversity of J. Cole's parental influences -- his mom raised him on folk and classic rock, while his dad added Tupac and Outkast -- that makes his style so diverse and insightful. Or perhaps it's the higher learning that Cole acquired while on full ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    10 Musicians Who Have Retired and Stayed Retired

    Though it isn't marked by a specific holiday, today is the anniversary of the day that the Social Security Act was enacted, 78 years ago in 1935. That means babies born on the day the bill was signed into law are currently reaping the rewards of the system they paid into for years. For many, this is ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Houston Has a Great Music Scene. Just Keep the Musicians In and Hipsters Out.

    Recently Rocks Off asked our writers if Houston could ever have a "great" music scene,whatever that means. The answers were so wide-ranging we had to divide them among several posts. I want to preface this by saying that I am in love with Houston's music scene, and think it already is the greatest ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: John Egan, P!nk, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club, Februrary 18 John Egan is back at the Big Easy after his trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where he advanced to the semifinal round of 28 -- meaning that by that reckoning, Egan is one of the Top 30 solo bluesmen in the world. "Perh ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Your Guide to the Bajillion New Guided By Voices Releases

    Boy, Guided by Voices has released a lot of albums lately, huh? Since their reunion, Bob Pollard's classic indie-rock band has been producing almost nonstop, releasing three albums -- Let's Go Eat the Factory, Class Clown Spots a UFO and The Bears for Lunch -- in 2012, and an EP called Down by the R ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Happy Birthday, John Peel: Our 10 Favorite Sessions

    Today would have been the 73rd birthday of John Peel, one of the planet's most legendary, eclectic and flat-out best radio disc jockeys of all time. He died in 2004, but the nearly 40 years of outrageously good music that he helped bring to the masses at BBC Radio 1 beginning in 1967 form a pretty d ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012
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    February 16, 2012

    The Best LP Side Ones Ever

    Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones. Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Lord Lordy, Look Who's Forty: The Best Albums Of 1972

    Last week I told you about the best debut albums of 1992, making a lot of us feel old in the process. Hell, I was only nine when those came out and I felt feeble making the list. This week we look at the best albums of 1972, now four decades in the hole, but no less fulfilling and influential. Wha ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Jandek Set To Kick Out The Funk Jams (Maybe) At The Menil On December 17

    Photo By Mark C. AustinJandek at Rudz in April 2009​The Houston-based, heavily-adored, and altogether elusive Jandek will be performing at the Menil on December 17. Jandek's last show in here town, at Rudyard's on April 5, 2009, was by all accounts and visual documents, a straight-up funk thro ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    The 15 Best Bill Graham Presents Posters And Artwork

    Photo By Tony MorelliBill Graham in 1974​Twenty years ago this week, legendary concert promoter Bill Graham went to the big backstage party in the sky after the helicopter he was riding in flew into a high-voltage tower in Vallejo, Calif. Also killed in the crash was Graham's girlfriend, Melis ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Last Night: Man Man At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Man Man Fitzgerald's May 3, 2011 Two things seemed instantaneously odd as Philadelphia's Man Man took the Fitzgerald's stage Tuesday night. First, the usually packed venue wasn't sold out; in fact, the upstairs balcony wasn't even open. Considering Man Man's steady buzz ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    The Black Lips' Favorite Garage Albums & Bands

    Zach Wolfe​In the Black Lips' recent video for "Go Out and Get It," the Atlanta garage boys are seen on a cruise ship and on some tropical beach surrounded by vacationing bikini-clad hipster gals, all messy hair and sunglasses, sipping drinks like some endless Sunday Funday. The band will be ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Saturday Night: Psychedelic Furs At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Psychedelic Furs Warehouse Live April 23, 2010 The Psychedelic Furs are very much a throwback band, but not in the way you might be thinking. Thanks largely to John Hughes, the Butler brothers' UK crew will forever be remembered as one of the premier musical avatars of t ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Six Things The White Stripes Leave In Their Wake

    ​In the wake of the White Stripes' official breakup last week, the music world reeled with the loss of one of the defining bands of the past decade. Some applauded the end of a band they saw as too simplistic, buoyed by a sub-par drummer and warbling attention-addict. Different strokes, y'all. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Delivery Man

    Danny Barnes's Pizza Box unclassifiable but cohesive.

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    December 20, 2010

    Captain Beefheart, Houston Misses You

    "An electric guitar attracts Beelzebub..." ​Today's comment of the day comes to us from Friday afternoon's announcement that artist and avant-garde rocker Captain Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, had passed away in Southern California at age 69. radiocitizen: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Captain Beefheart, Art-Rock Visionary, Dead At 69

    last.fmCaptain Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet (left), and Frank Zappa​Sad news out of California today for the avant-garde and experimental rock world: Rocks Off has learned from multiple online sources that Don Van Vliet of influential rockers Captain Beefheart passed away today at the age of 6 ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Bon Jovi, Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers? It Could Happen...

    Stay classy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...​This morning the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced this year's ballot of nominees, with the winners to be announced in December and inducted next March in New York. Fifteen names are on this year's ballot, ranging from hip-hoppers, proto-metal icons, ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    The Ballad Of Beans Barton, Captain Beefheart And Stomach Pump Ruland

    ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean likes us some Beans Barton and the Bi-Peds. Loves us some. No act in town comes close to the joyous pandemonium of one of the Bi-Peds' performance-art sets at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Belly dancers, children, hippies, hula-hoopers, and other weirdos - in both the band ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Country Cool

    A Gourd goes gospel

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    June 10, 2010

    Buena Vista Social Club Screens At Domy Tonight

    Greetings from Florida. By the time you read this, Hollywood Shuffle will be well entrenched in the Sunshine State on our annual pilgrimage to visit family, douse ourselves in cuba libres and eat our body weight in Cuban pulled-pork sandwiched and plantains. It's long been a dream of HWS's to visit ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Exes, Part 2

    ​ Oh lord. This could get ugly. Sorry, mom. When it comes to - ahem - unresolved issues in a relationship, almost nothing is better to help us commiserate, haterate and self-medicate than music. She Said sometimes likes to image what the soundtrack of her life would look like. The songs below woul ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009

    MySpaced Out: "Fuck Radiohead" and Some Twisted Tennesseeans

    Aurélie Decourteix The Russian Sextoys: No Thom Yorke fans, they.MySpace is a great place for discovering off-the-wall tunes and performers. Here are three wack jobs from cyberspace that hail from that weird place that Captain Beefheart found so easily and in so many forms. The Russian Sext ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    March 13, 2009

    Feuding Friendswood Bands to Throw Down at Baybrook Mall

    Rocks Off been so far removed from mall culture that we had almost forgot that Hot Topic existed. Not that we ever meditated on where on 14-year old girls get their "Twilight" shirts and metal gauntlets from or anything... Apparently local Hot Topic locations have been hosting acoustic shows by ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Eat Your Vegetables: Zappa for Beginners

    [Eat Your Vegetables is a new Rocks Off column exploring experimental, improvised and other generally odd music.] Express disinterest in Frank Zappa to one of his fans, and they're likely to insist you hear Hot Rats - or at least, so I read somewhere once; Zappa devotees becoming steadily less nume ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Classic Rock Corner: In Memoriam 2008

    You know, the Grim Reaper don't care if you're a multiplatinum music legend, a one-hit wonder or studio-only sideman - he's comin' for you someday! And in 2008, he seemed to like keyboardists and drummers most. A number of classic rockers left for "The Great Gig in the Sky," foremost of whom is the ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008
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    October 24, 2008
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    March 14, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    June 21, 2007

    Crawdaddy! Is Back

    The rock magazine returns

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    June 22, 2006

    Man Man, with the Lovely Feathers and Apollo Sunshine

    Thursday, June 22, Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-862-2513

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    August 25, 2005

    Rock Floozies Write

    Wack peruses some doozies in the groupie tell-all canon

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    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

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    April 14, 2005
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    December 9, 2004

    Playbill

    U.S. Maple, G.W.A.R., Citizen Cope, AM60 and Radney Foster

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    March 4, 2004

    Blues Lucifers

    San Antonio's Boxcar Satan rumbles in from the west with its punk-roots noise

  • Culture

    August 23, 2001

    End of the Road

    Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project

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    February 18, 1999
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    June 11, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    November 20, 1997

    The Wizard of Weird

    After two decades of oddity, Beans Barton still has a lock on the inexplicable

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    May 23, 1996

    Weird Without Choice

    Eccentricity is an inescapable reality for Thinking Fellers

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    June 1, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Out of the Bars

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    May 4, 1995
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    February 23, 1995
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    October 6, 1994

    PSAs for the People

    Fried fish, jazz and Zappa memorabilia: Consume mass quantities

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